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    November 8, 2012
    3:00 - 3:30pm PST  

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they wonder how long it's been here. when i tell them next year we'll get to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the park, >> good morning. and welcome to the san francisco county transportation authority finance committee. i am scott weiner, the chair of the committee, to my far right is commissioner elsbernd, and to my left. and to my left is commissioner carmen chu and i want to thank from sfg tv lowe, and karm anac for the video services today. matter clerk are there any announcements? >> no announcements.
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>> item two? >> approve the minutes of the october 16, 2012, it is an action item >> is there any public comment on item two? >> seeing none, it is closed. is there a motion to approve the minutes? >> could we take that without objection, that will be the order. item three? >> item three, recommend exercising the first one-year option of the legal services contract with nossaman llp and increasing the contract amount by $350,000, to a total amount not to exceed $1,310,000, for general legal consel services and authorizing the executive director to modify contract terms and conditions. >> this is an action item. >> good morning, commissioners, fong director for finance and administration. the authority contacts the legal services with the city attorney for the general contract related items. we also have nixon peabody and
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squire. and nossman helping us. back in march of 2010, the board approved the three-year agreement with two-year options. we are currently in the third year, and the agreement will be expiring on june 30, 2013. back in december, 2011, you may remember, i brought before this committee, an amendment to that contract, to increase the contract by $300,000 to increase the contract to offset the cost spent and legal lawsuit related to the city of the presidio parkway project. >> in february of 2012, you may recall that i brought before the board an item to replace the $200 million dollar line of credit. athat time we were working with abdw and the rates were extremely high and we went out
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and came back with a new where it was yielding us a savings of $3.3 million over the court of three years. with that, we also encured $100,000 in services related to the commercial paper and this is the reason that i am bringing the item, a few months earlier than the contract expiration date. within, the services that nossman performs in addition to just the routine, and legal services related to the operations of authority, they assist us in for the legal services for parkway, island and brt and the formation of the treasure island mobility agency. it has a 7 percent dbe and lbe participation. and this item was brought before the cec on october 24 and there was a unanimous
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support. in terms of fiscal impacts, part of the costs for the contract that is funded by mlas with other city departments such as tida and tima for bueda island. we expect to receive more mous and will be using the prop a funds to offset the costs. in terms of me budget amendments we have the next budget to cover the majority of the contract and we will be bringing before the committee of an amendment of $177,000 over the course of the next month, at the mid year point. with that i am looking for a recommendation to exercise the first, one-year option for legal services with nossman llp and increase the contract amount by $350,000, for a total amount not-to-exceed $1.3 million for general legal
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counsel services and i am available to answer any questions that you may have. >> commissioners, david chiu has joined us. >> could you give us a little bit more information about what exactly the extent to the terms and the conditions can be modified by the director. >> they would stay the same, but we would be modifying any conditions or terms that have changed over the course of the time, meaning through the government code, maybe through any city ordinances, and we would might be looking at changing the contract drastically, we are changing the contract not approved by the board and the term of the services. >> i totally appreciate that, we may need to change the contract terms if we change the rules here is that del ineatd.
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>> it would mention that the executive director could modify any contract terms and conditions. >> my point is could we limit the resolution language that it is clear that it is based on changes that we make from the administrative code angle or other changes as opposed to blanket changes. >> good morning, commissioners, this is the standard language. what i am not allowed to change are the dollars and cents aspects of the contract. but, this is actually they are simply to say that the need for a board's action on something like a change in personnel, to the company or things like that, that may be specified in the contract. and may need to be changed but does not necessarily change the contract. but it isn't just to reflect
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city, or other guidelines that may be changing on the board. it is also to deal with the sort of the basics of keeping that contract active. and we can clarify that some more, even in the resolution that goes to the board. >> all right. >> it is not a blanket authority, especially not on the financial side of this. >> and i trust that you and the staff are making decisions that are in the best interests of what we are trying to achieve. it would be good to clarify the circumstances in which the changes can be had and if, again, i think that what you delineated, personnel changes and changes that governor you and administrative changes and those make sense and would be helpful. >> great. >> comments or questions, and we will open up for public comment and who would like to comment on item three? seeing none, public comment is
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closed. >> let's move forward with the full authority with recommendation? that will be the order. >> item four. >> item four. internal accounting report for the trhee months ending september 30, 2012. this is an information item. >> respond. >> commissioners, what you have before you is the first quarterly fiscal year 2013, internal accounting report. this is your birds' eye view of what the financial position is of the authority eit has aamounted for $165 million and liabilities up to $223.5 million. and this includes $150 outstanding commercial paper. total revenues have added up to 19.8 million, and total expenditures are at 3.7 million. and in terms of total cash for the first quarter, we have
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approximately $104.6 million in cash. this is approximately 91 percent of it is approximately sitting in the commercial, sitting in the city's treasury pool. and the investments that we hold are in compliance with the government code and the authority board approved investment policy and the amount that we have in the bank provides sufficient liquidty to meet the requirements over the next six months. with that i am more than happy to answer any questions related to the internal report >> any questions or comments? >> seeing none, is there any member of the public that wishes to comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. >> this is an information item and so we do not need to take any action. >> thank you. >> item number five. >> introduction of new items, this is an information item. >> are there any introductions? >> seeing none, is there any member of the public who wish to comment on item five.
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seeing none, public comment is six. >> item six. >> public comment. >> is there any member of the public that wishes to comment on any item in the jurisdiction of this committee? seeing none, item 7, public comment is closed. >> item seven. >> adjournment. >> we are adjourned. >> we are adjourned.
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shortly. >> chair kim: good afternoon. welcome to our regular rules committee for november i am joined to my right by vice chairkz;t#oñ supervisor ferrell. and we will be joined by supervisor@oju]?v campos. the committee would like tosi$b acknowledge the staff at sfgtv,l
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>jennifer. >> linday<@kdh wong: will appean otherwise stated. >> chair kim: thank you. please call item 1. >> linda wong: hearing to consider appointingz(gxóg"ñ oner term ending march 31, 2014,qñe1 the commission on the aging advisory council. there is#co÷xy one seat vacant. >> chair kim: katherine rose russo, please come up. this format will stay the same, also for item 2 which is the veterans affairs commission. we ask you to briefly talk about your experience as it relates to the position for which you are appointed to or which you are applying to. if we have questions we will ask them and also priorities and goals you would like to set out
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if appointed to this body. >> my name is katherine russo. this is a reappointment to the advisory council on the commission on aging. obviously, my age, i qualify as a senior to serve on it. my background, i've been a jer entolling. i try to be active on different community committees because as a member of the advisory council, it is my responsibility to be aware of the needs and questions and occurrence of seniors, and people with disabilities in the area where y live. and i try to keep that responsibility in mind. i'm
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and i'm our representative on that. months./npbwejñ and i've really enjoyed the time on the.pd7- committee. we give advice to both the commission and the department of aging. knowing what's going on, and letting them know. >> chairgmñ? kim: thank you. and by the way, thank you for correctingcbñ?ñ? me, this is a reappointmentybñbx by sean le d burn. we have no questions so we'll open it up for public comment. if there is public comment for this item please step up. seeing none, public comment is closed. supervisor ferrell. >> supervisor farrell: i want to thank you for coming forward and for your service and for what is going to be hopefully your continued'r67d)<9 service.
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thank you and thank you for your representative. ms. russo forward for seat 6. >> chair kim: we have a motion, and we can do that without opposition. thank you. >> thank you. >> chair kim: madam clerk, can you please call item 2. >> linda wong: hearing to considering appointing three 31, 2016 to the veterans.qñ?ñ? s commission. there are three seats and eight applicants. >> chair kim: three seats and eight applicants. is that1÷ñ?ñ? correct? >> linda wong: that's correct. >> chair kim: thank you. so we will be hearing the applicants in the order that you are listed on our agenda today. so we will begin with anthony ay alfidii. prepare to come up front. and we have a number of great9-]
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applicants. i just want to say in advance, thank you so much. it's so great tokeññcec@ have sh interest in our veteran affairs commission because it is a very important body in the city and county of san francisco, and in particular as we have more veterans coming to the city and county, we certainly want to make sure that we are able to have a strong body that's available to advise the city on what we can do to assist our veterans who have served this country so graciously. i want to thank everyone1"58y ts applied. it will be a difficult decision for this committee because there are only three seats open. i want to thank you in it advance. i will call anthon anthony alfi. >> linda wong: he indicated he does not wish to seat for reappointment, and therefore he wishes to withdraw his application. >> chair kim: i missed that note. we will move on to lee burnette and creighton reed who has let
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us know he will not be able to be here today. mr. burnette. thank you. it's the same format as with the previous item. >> okay. hi. i am lee burnette. i'm a veteran and a student at city college. i served five years in the navy. moved here to start school, and actually i've been very surprised and happy with san francisco. it's one of the most veteran friendly towns i've been to and i appreciate that. i feel i'm good for the position because since i've been at city college, i was elected the veterans club alliance. i was elected one of the officers there. and basically with that, we do pretty much everything, helping veterans get contacted into
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medical care, their education, housing, everything, even their finances, and things. so that's a big issue. also, i'm a volunteer at david chiu's office. and when i met david, he told me i could work on a passion project. honestly the biggest thing in the city and this state, you know,ñ?ñ? since the wars have started, we've had mor?ñ?ñ vets coming home and committing suicide thanúçñ?ñ? dying overse. so i've actually joined a3sñ?ñ nonprofit called life for veterans, and that's -- what we want to target is not just helping veterans when they call in, not jump off the ledge, but also giving them outlets and jobs, and housing. so we've made a couple of contacts in napa valley and we have wineries that are going to be supplying housing and job
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training for these veterans. so it's more than just -- more than just therapy. that's what i feel i can bring to the commission. thank you. >> chair kim: thank you very much. creighton did let us know he would not be here, in case he's here. not seeing him. david adams and mary tramil. >> thank you for having me here today. i started out as a kid in the boy scots and also house of -- and auction i wil auxilliary coh school. i started out with the public leadership and went into the army for six years. i came to san francisco, been i am on post 34.
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6?ñ? i used to be on sunday for veterans to come and eat and get clothing. and been promoted to provostá?? marshal. third semester, i'm a police officer there. the other thing is i volunteer at sfpd 12 hours a week. these things show people that -- in the community, also a person that has good leadership)q÷ñ potential. my interest in this board is to of course keep my contacts,cexxd assure veterans in san francisco lot of people that come in. sometimes they're on drugs or whatever, they need leadership. and içlñ?ñ? usually suggest to m
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the÷eñ?ñ? palo alto clinic. i have two veterans down there .ñ?ñ?one gentleman went down, ht cleaned up, and is living in a successful community based organization right:tñ?ñ?ñ now. so i think it's great. i'm really happy toxññ?ñ? be he. i've been active with the veterans affairs for about a to implicate and i just need more time. so basically just wanted to thank you, and thank you for your time. >> chair kim: thank you, mr. adams. thank you for your application. mikel matto. afternoon. you so much for consideringbá"ç0ãme. i have two items that i'd likegñ to talk just a little bit about. i am a marine corps veterans,
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who joined in the state oftyñ?ñ? indiana, and i have 15 years with the city. i guess i should ask a question. can you work full time for the city and seven on the commission too? i don't want to tie up your time. >> chair kim: my understanding is that you can, but we can certainly ask our city attorney, mr. givner. thesiñ?ñ? question being, can yk full time for the city and county and still serve on the veterans affairslzñ?ñ? commissi. if we can confirm that. >> cityyñ?ñ? attorney: yes. >> we'll go forward then. i would like to serve on the commission becausex[ñ?ñ?ñ the if not having joined the marine corps in san francisco, the years that you serve on active duty, cannot be credited towards your retirement. well, my issue with1]iñtñ thatt
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when i served on active duty, i served right along with san francisco marines, and we had the same duties, responsibilities. and this was the united states ??ñ?ñ? joined. so i would like to present that issue to perhaps this commission, maybe the board of supervisors, so÷lñ?ñ? that peopo work for the city, who did not join san francisco -- join the service in san francisco, could get consideration, because we fought, or whatever we did in the service. and this is what i did in the marine corps. my second issue is i'd like to see just a little for veterans coming out of the military, not only veterans coming out of the military, but also homeless veterans, and
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veterans coming5wñ?ñ? out of pr. before i came to2s5cdt$@v the ci worked for the -- as a jobs developer working in a 26 construction apprenticeship programs. so i worked a lot with ex-offenders, people coming out of prison and wase=(ñr in jail d was able to get those people in the 26 trades actively working. that's been 20 years ago. and i still run into some of them today who are now foremen on the job, teaching at apprenticeship school. so when i say do just a little bit more, i used to visit the division of apprenticeship standards because they were sort of the consultants, the police of the apprenticeship programs they would say why do you just concentrate on the 26 construction trade apprenticeship programs in the state of california and i can tell you that you don't have
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program. i said well i can easily answer that question. i don'tcbñ?ñ? work for myself, k for someone over at the community based organization and working with the 26 building trade?qñ?ñ? apprenticeship prog. but even with that assignment, that was a tremendous amounte;ñf work. don't mind. atalñ?ñ least i don't mind. the consult tenants would point out to me that we have over 400 programs in the state of california, you shouldn't just focus on the construct) ñ?ñon trades. you ought to tell the director to look at some of thesejpñ?ñ? r apprenticeship programs because some areañ?ñ? just as lucratives the 26 trades. when i say let's do a little bit more i'm talking in terms maybe people -- and they could be san francisco employees, who work for the city, somebody like me for example, that could maybe talk to someone tod$éa:q=ó[ lo,
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let's do just a little bit more? and help these veterans find work, whenhuñ?ñ?ñ they're cominf the military because at the military relief centers, they give you your paperwork and then they ask you if you want to become a reservist. and that's it. so it could be somebody working at the military relief centers and say look we've got a number of apprenticeship training programs here that you can go into, or if you want to use your moneys that you saved up while you're in the military to go to clem, a four year university, you can@ñ?ñ? do that as well buu have people who want to go straight to work, particularly those with families to raise. so if this commission could have a conversation about just a little bit more that you can do to help the veterans coming out of the military, the veterans who are homeless, and the
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veterans coming out of the prison, i think san francisco could be the vanguard, as far as that is concerned. thank you. >> chair kim: thank you. you also wrote that you are the treasurer of your neighborhood homeowners association. what neighborhood is that? >> bayview hunters point. >> chair kim: thank you very much. next, i'd like to call up mikel matto and john gallagher. and i didn't announce this foró? our first couple of applicants, but i noted that we only have one applicant for seat six, which requires an individuals=ñ? with a physical disability. but if you would li3úñ?ñ?e to identify as an individual physical disability, it would be helpful for this city as well. we have mikel.
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he's not here. john. >> i'm john gallagher. service connected disabled vetera8ñ?ñ?n. got out of the marine corps, discharged honorably. i began working at a work study, i worked at the v.a. clinic, working there for a year, moved over to the vet center, which is in chico, california from 2002 thosenlñ?ñ? very experiences -- 2003 i worked foñ a veterans executive committee for rehabilitative services. we're a small shelter only housing five to six veterans at a time. i did case management, did my bachelor's degree in social work and my honors project was near
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homeless veterans in northern california and we received a grant to receive funding when we grew to a shelter the size of 30 bedrooms which exists today. in 2005 i graduated, and worked at county veteran service office in nevada for about six months as a part time temporary worker as a veterans claim representative. up in -- veterans service office for a year and in 2007 i began in veterans county service office here as a claims representative full time and that's what i've gone doing ever since. what i bring is a wide range of experience for services from northern california which is where the majority of veterans come from, and they experience anything from mental health care, to claims, pensions, disabilities, education, housing, shelter. because i've been there, doing the